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Baseball under Cardinal rule
Tigers' magical run ends
Sean Casey homered for the second straight game, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, but that was all for the Tigers, who saw their memorable season come to a close in Game 5 at St. Louis. Justin Verlander allowed one earned run on six hits and walked three in six innings, but his throwing error in the fourth led to two decisive runs.
Complete story >  
 Casey's two-run homer
 Tigers' season comes to an end
 Leyland's postgame remarks
Cardinals 4, Tigers 2
Dream start: Jim Edmonds (left) embraces Jeff Weaver, whose Game 5 gem led to the title. (Jamie Squire/Getty)
October 27, 2006
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0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 2
St. Louis
0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 X   4 8 1
Granderson, CF3010110.095
Monroe, LF4000023.150
  Zumaya, P0000000.000
Guillen, SS4000010.353
Ordonez, RF4100010.105
Casey, 1B4132010.529
  1-Santiago, PR0000000.200
Rodriguez, C4000012.158
Polanco, 2B3000100.000
Inge, 3B4010022.353
Verlander, P2000011.000
  a-Gomez, PH1000000.000
  Rodney, P0000000.000
  Thames, LF0000000.000

a-Flied out for Verlander in the 7th.
1-Ran for Casey in the 9th.

2B: Inge (2, Weaver), Casey 2 (2, Weaver, Wainwright).
HR: Casey (2, 4th inning off Weaver, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Granderson; Casey 8; Inge 2.
RBI: Casey 2 (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Rodriguez; Inge.
Team LOB: 6.

E: Inge (3, throw), Verlander (2, throw).
DP: (Rodriguez-Guillen-Casey).

Eckstein, SS4122001.364
Duncan, RF2000112.125
  Wilson, LF0000100.200
Pujols, 1B3010112.200
Edmonds, CF4000015.235
Rolen, 3B3011100.421
Belliard, 2B4000015.000
Molina, C4230000.412
Taguchi, LF-RF3110011.182
Weaver, P3000002.000
  a-Spiezio, PH1000000.000
  Wainwright, P0000000.000

a-Popped out for Weaver in the 8th.

TB: Eckstein 2; Pujols; Rolen; Molina 3; Taguchi.
RBI: Eckstein 2 (4), Rolen (2).
2-out RBI: Eckstein; Rolen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belliard 3; Duncan 2; Weaver.
S: Taguchi.
Team LOB: 8.

CS: Pujols (1, 2nd base by Verlander/Rodriguez).

E: Duncan (1, fielding).

Verlander (L, 0-2)6.06313405.73
Rodney 1.02111004.50
Zumaya 1.00000103.00
Weaver (W, 1-1)8.04211912.77
Wainwright (S, 1)1.01001100.00

WP: Verlander 2, Wainwright.
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 101-58, Rodney 25-14, Zumaya 6-5, Weaver 99-69, Wainwright 26-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 7-6, Rodney 1-2, Zumaya 0-2, Weaver 9-6, Wainwright 2-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 27, Rodney 6, Zumaya 3, Weaver 30, Wainwright 5.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Alfonso Marquez. LF: Wally Bell. RF: Mike Winters.
Weather: 47 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 2:56.
Att: 46,638.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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